Getting up close and personal with a hump retarder in action is not for the faint of heart. Especially on Milwaukee Road in 1972. Here we have a boxcar getting clamped as it progresses down the hu... (more)
The dead line in Vesoul has a number of commuter trains waiting the scrapper's torch. Some are 25KV 50 HZ "Z 6100" and others are 1.5 KV DC "Z 5300".
CDTX 2101, a new Siemens SC-44 sporting the Amtrak California paint scheme, shoves a cab car out onto the wye and becomes the first unit of its class in the state of California to operate under it... (more)
For the first time in many years, the ex-Southern Pacific water cars based out of Guadalupe come to life as they are readied for the fight against the raging Cuesta Fire should the call come in. S... (more)
Sounder Train 1517 is crossing the new Sound Transit Tacoma bridge as heads for the Tacoma Dome Station. The remains of the historic Milwaukee Road S-Curve trestle are off to the right. Another ... (more)
"Nothing changes on New Year's Day"U2 got it wrong, as one thing, at least, does change on New Year's Day: The Santa Fe Railway passed through the middle of downtown Pasadena, Cali... (more)
Genesee & Wyoming has begun the assimilation process with the Providence & Worcester Railroad through the planned painting of at least a dozen locomotives. Interesting to note, GWRR has applied n... (more)
D&NE 28 is reunited with its tender for the first time in months as the restoration of this former DM&IR 2-8-0 continues, with official steam-up runs occurring in June. A crew from the Lake Super... (more)
A pair of COLAS Rail locomotives move out of the GE plant in Erie, PA.
Twenty Cylinders, No FlaresHeading west on Santa Fe's Third District is a short freight (not unusual on the Santa Fe in the 1970s) of primarily piggyback cars. Lead engine 5672 is ... (more)
ATSF 59L Facing restorations at the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco, Texas.
It sits quietly on a warm spring early evening.
On a cold winter evening, the railroad has sprung to life. An eastbound grain train has pulled up to Switch 9 to wait for the passing MNPRV. Tucked in the middle of all this action is the rotary s... (more)
These unique RDCs with locomotive-style cabs were built in 1957 as part of a six-car experimental train for the New Haven RR, called the "Roger Williams" and intended for Boston-New York... (more)
B&O EMC EA No. 51
The first streamlined diesel locomotive delivered to the B&O, No. 51 set a stylistic precedent for future generations of EMC /EMD streamlined diesels. Seen here in the... (more)
"Pulling Manhattan Beer in the Sunset"
New York & Atlantic Railway's RS-20 pulls east out of Manhattan Beer Distributors on the Bushwick Branch during a mild sunset. Powering the train are... (more)